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Jan 27, 2013 8:00pm EST
a ban on handguns in the district of columbia. the government wanted the court to hold the 32-year-old ban. they said it curb violent crime. how to interpret the second amendment? does it protect an individual's right to hold guns or does it only applied to the collective right of states to maintain militias. the amendment was ratified in 79 the one. the court has never before given a definitive interpretation. they say the vote ban violates the second amendment. they say outlawing guns has had little affect stopping the violence. >> what did the decision's a fact have on your job? >> little. there is a perception you have never been able to register a firearm in d.c. people have said the homicide rate is down since the ban on guns. you have always been able to register a firearm in your home. does not a handgun. 1600 semi-automatic handguns registered cents. you cannot take them out on the street. we have not had one case where a homeowner used a registered firearm to defend their life or defend a burglar. not one. it has had zero impact on crime. i cannot think of a case where a
Jan 20, 2013 11:00pm EST
opportunity. it starts with public education. >> how many total years have you worked in government? >> a lot. since 1981, really. i was a civil rights attorney. i dealt with gender discrimination. a disability rights law had just come into law not long before i had joined. that was very good experience that led to my next government job with bob dole, 1981. the senate turned republican. at the top of the list was the voters' rights. he wanted to make sure he was a player. it was a good fit. >> did you agree with him in most things? >> i did. people tend to identify me with the progressive camp. i hate labels. i have taken strong stances. i am a conservative in one sense. i believe in capitalism but believe that system has to be policed and regulated. it is popular. i think it is one that was reflective of both politics. the tax reform act. i enabled it to be lower for everyone. the compromise that fixed social security for years. a benefit to cut and tax increases. that was bipartisan leadership that we needed and had. his service to our country and the terrible wounds he suffered gave h
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